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The Secret Garden (dramatic reading)


Published December 21, 2012


LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to her characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast
Narrator/Martha: Elizabeth Klett
Mary Lennox: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Lennox: Caprisha Page
Colonel McGrew/Dr. Craven: Tyler Harms
Basil/Mrs. Sowerby: Victoria Martin
Mrs. Crawford: Availle
Officer's Wife: Pamela Krantz
Archibald Craven: Alex Lau
Mrs. Medlock: Grace Garrett
Station Master: Martin Geeson
Ben Weatherstaff: Andy Minter
Dickon: Charlotte Duckett
Colin Craven: Amanda Friday
Nurse: Kara Shallenberg
Mr. Roach: John Trevithick
Lilias Craven: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 7:37:32

Reviews

Reviewer: Jimmy Barges - - June 27, 2015
Subject: Nicely done
There were negligible errors but it would be grossly unfair to pay attention to them while rating this download. Thanks to the readers, librivox and archive.org
Reviewer: PeterSr - - March 2, 2014
Subject: Thanks
Awesome! Thanks Librivox!
Reviewer: Diego009 - - February 25, 2014
Subject: GOOD JOB,TEAM
Absolutely wonderful,HIGHLY recommended..some of the readers are simply superb,a children's classic for all ages.
Reviewer: Swallowfeather - - April 28, 2013
Subject: Very good work
Very good job by the team of readers--even the Yorkshire accents were well done. (Of course I am not a really good judge in terms of, say, really being able to tell a Yorkshire from a Scottish accent, but they came through smoothly, sounded like real accents, and nothing sounded forced, which is already pretty high quality for public domain audio.) Almost all the parts have very good expression to them, especially Mary and Colin who both do an excellent job of sounding like imperious brats (in the moments where that's what they're being.)

And of course it's a very good book in itself--excellent for listening to while doing spring gardening!
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